If you are visiting this site, you may know there is a shortage of housing and lifestyle choices for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Despite the deinstitutionalization of people with I/DD and federal policies that mandate their right to receive services in the community, few residential options exist that meet their needs and the desire for more independence, safe neighborhoods, and acceptance by a welcoming community. Far too many adults with I/DD are living at home with aging parents and the troubling question is…
Where will our children live and what will their quality of life be when we are no longer here to care for them?
We have set out to create a safe, sustainable, and community-accessible neighborhood that provides a unique lifestyle for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in Solon, Ohio.
By implementing a person-centered approach, engaging direct care and support professionals, and combining public and private resources, residents will be able to have a full life.
SCL will create a “braided” community allowing residents, their families, and care staff to work together, encouraging choice and self-determination in this cooperative environment. By fostering a culture of caring and respect, residents, families, and staff will support each other in a spirit of collaboration.